If you have criminal charges for DWI or seeking help for a loved one with criminal charges related to Driving While Intoxicated, there are numerous DWI defense strategies employed by Galveston DWI Lawyer Tad Nelson. In this article, we’ll go over a few general defense strategies we’ve used to defend people facing criminal charges in Galveston for operating a motor vehicle while impaired.
DWI Defense Strategies
Strategies We’ve Used to Get Cases Dismissed
There are several strategies that a defense lawyer may use to fight a DWI charge in Texas. Outlined below are a few of the criminal defense strategies we’ve successfully used in the court of law.
Challenge the Legitimacy of the Traffic Stop
If the police lacked a valid reason for stopping you, any evidence they obtained during the stop might be considered inadmissible in court. A skilled attorney can help you challenge the legitimacy of the stop and argue that the evidence against you should be thrown out.
Challenge the Accuracy of the Field Sobriety Test
Field sobriety tests are not always accurate, and many factors can affect a person’s performance on these tests. For example, if you were wearing high heels or if the road was slippery, these factors could affect your ability to perform the tests. An attorney can help you challenge the accuracy of the field sobriety tests and argue that they do not prove that you were intoxicated.
Challenge the Accuracy of the Breathalyzer Test
Breathalyzer tests are not always accurate, and many factors can affect their accuracy. For example, if the breathalyzer was not properly calibrated or if you have certain medical conditions, the results of the test may not be reliable. An attorney can help you challenge the accuracy of the breathalyzer test and argue that it does not prove that you were intoxicated.
Present Evidence of your Good Character
In some cases, the judge or jury may be more lenient if you have a good reputation and no prior criminal history. Your attorney can help you gather evidence of your good character, such as letters from friends, family, and colleagues attesting to your positive qualities and responsible behavior.
Negotiate a Plea Bargain
In some cases, it may be in your best interest to negotiate a plea bargain with the Galveston County District Attorney’s Offense. This can involve agreeing to enter a guilty plea to a lesser charge in exchange for a reduced sentence or other concessions. Attorney Tad Nelson can help you negotiate a plea bargain that’s in your best interest.
Accused of DWI In Galveston, TX?
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Since 1995, we’ve provided effective and affordable legal services to our clients. Whether you were arrested in the City of Galveston, Texas City, League City, or elsewhere in Galveston County, TX, we can help you.
Attorney Tad Nelson is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, an ACS/CHAL Lawyer-Scientist, and a native Texas born right here in Galveston. If you’re looking for options to fight criminal charges or if you have a few questions, contact Attorney Tad Nelson today at 409-904-0075.
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